How To Get Yourself Out Of A Bad Deal

As negotiators, sometimes we get handed a bad apple

You might think that every principled negotiation starts out the same way: with a blank sheet of paper. However, in a number of situations that I’ve found myself in this is not the case. Instead, what has happened is that for whatever reason because of the negotiation styles and negotiating techniques being used, my client … Read moreHow To Get Yourself Out Of A Bad Deal

How Negotiators Can Deal With “The Winner’s Curse”

So how can you make sure that you don’t get a worse deal than you deserve?

What would the perfect negotiation look like to you? Would it happen if you sat down at the negotiating table, presented the other side with an offer without using any of your negotiation styles or negotiating techniques, they accepted it and everything was over and done? Immediately sensing that you asked for too little, you … Read moreHow Negotiators Can Deal With “The Winner’s Curse”

What Is The Best Way To Use A BATNA During A Negotiation?

Know the bargaining tips that will help you make the most of your BATNA, or best alternative to a negotiated agreement.

If we want to become better negotiators, how can we go about doing this? It turns out that the best bargaining tips should offer ways to enhance your bargaining power in negotiation no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are being used. If we want to make this happen, then we must cultivate a … Read moreWhat Is The Best Way To Use A BATNA During A Negotiation?

How Can You Find A “Win-Win” Solution In Your Next Negotiation?

Negotiators need to know how to create win-win situations during a negotiation

As negotiators, what we would all like to be able to do during each of our negotiations is to find a way to create a “win-win” situation. These are the negotiations in which both sides emerge feeling that they got a good deal in the end no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques were … Read moreHow Can You Find A “Win-Win” Solution In Your Next Negotiation?

How To Create Value While Negotiating

Using integrative negotiation strategies you can create value during a negotiation

If you sit back and think about it, what are you really trying to accomplish during a negotiation with all of your fancy negotiation styles and negotiating techniques? If you are like most of us, what you would like to be able to do is to discover additional value that nobody realized was there, perhaps … Read moreHow To Create Value While Negotiating

Is “Emotional Intelligence” An Important Negotiating Skill?

Just how important is emotional intelligence when negotiating?

One of the more popular phrases that has been used during the past few years has been “emotional intelligence”. This term first burst into the cultural imagination in 1995 with the publication of psychologist Daniel Goleman’s book. Negotiation experts have predicted that scoring high on this personality trait would boost one’s negotiating outcomes and have … Read moreIs “Emotional Intelligence” An Important Negotiating Skill?

How To Conduct A Successful Distributive Negotiation

Distributive Negotiations require careful preparation on your part

Let’s face it: there are a lot of different types of negotiations that we can find ourselves in the middle of any any point in time. As negotiators we need to be able to recognize each one of them and then take the appropriate action in order to maximize the chances of being able to … Read moreHow To Conduct A Successful Distributive Negotiation

Anchoring Your Negotiations Using A Range

Anchoring is a powerful technique, but should you use a range?

One of the most powerful negotiation styles and negotiating techniques that a negotiator has available to them is what is called “anchoring”. Anchoring occurs when a negotiation is starting and you make an initial offer to the other side. This offer does not have to be one that you think that they would actually accept. … Read moreAnchoring Your Negotiations Using A Range

The Best Ways To Resolve Conflicts During A Negotiation

When managing conflict, you’ll need to have some conflict resolution strategies

When managing conflict, you’ll need to have some conflict resolution strategies Image Credit: JD Hancock Let’s face it: conflict happens in every negotiation. The very process of negotiating using our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques with someone seems to open the door to allowing conflict to come in. How do we deal with conflict when … Read moreThe Best Ways To Resolve Conflicts During A Negotiation

Getting Better Agreements By Using Design Deals

Don’t make the mistake of leaving deal design decisions to chance in your negotiation

When you are in the middle of a negotiation, how do decisions get made? All too often a lot of us end up leaving these types of decisions up to chance no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques we are using. These decisions can take on a lot of different disguises including if we … Read moreGetting Better Agreements By Using Design Deals